Tooling Around: The i-magicut pt. 2

Hi all!

I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection, talking about the i-magicut ribbon cutting tool from Imaginisce.

Head over there first to learn about the basics of the tool and to see those projects.

I want to share a few extra tips here today for the i-magicut, as well as some additional projects I made with the tool.

I want to disclose that whenever I do a Tooling Around post, I spend a lot of time playing with the tool and trying different things with it so I feel comfortable making stuff with it.

So I did my own unofficial tests with the i-magicut, trying different types of ribbons and materials with it. I recommend that you do the same if you purchase a tool. It’s a great way to get a feel for how quickly the tool cuts ribbon and also what will work with it.

I had really good luck using withย  a number of different types of ribbons. Here’s just a sample of good cuts I got with it. Not pictured is polyester twill tape. It worked good, too!

And here’s a sample of some of the surfaces I wasn’t able to cut with it. Note the brown marks.

Again, test yourself with the tool. Your ribbons and materials may be different than mine so your results may be different.

Something else I found helpful when using the tool was to keep a few clothespins handy.

It just helped when I folded ribbon over and wanted to put it in the tool to keep it in place.

Here are a couple more cards I made with the tool.

I created this funky bow by using the tool to cut notches and “v” shapes in a couple pieces of ribbon and then layering them together.

All the ribbon here was cut with i-magicut. I purposely cut the ribbons at an angles so I could make these funky borders.

That’s all for now. Be back later, gators.

See you again soon.

Go-to Challenge: Bazzill Basics (3-28)

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another challenge with the Go-to Gals.

We challenged ourselves this month to make something with products from Bazzill Basics.

So meet today’s card (and my take on the challenge).

All the cardstock is from Bazzill. The colored stuff is from their Two Scoops cardstock collection. I did a little bit of sanding over it to make some of the patterns show a little more. Love how nicely it sanded.

Other items on the card: twine from The Twinery and sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesday.

Check out the blogs of the other Go-to Gals to see how they tackled this month’s challenge: Windy, Kim, Julie, Betsy and Jennifer. I can’t wait to see what they dreamed up.

See you again soon.

Out for the Day (3-21)

I’m over on the Paper Crafts Connection, yakking it up about Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters, which could possibly be my favorite special issue from Paper Crafts magazine ever!

It’s just plain awesome. Really, it is.

But I digress.

I’m also sharing a new DIY embellishment how-to.

Let’s just say it involves paper + butterflies.

(Ohhhh…. awwwww….)

You could possibly win some… and a copy of Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters… by commenting on my post on Paper Crafts Connection.

Hope you will check it out!

Lawn Fawn: Paper (lots and lots of paper)

Hi all!

Another day of Lawn Fawn fun here.

Today, we are sharing projects made with Lawn Fawn’s new Bright Side patterned paper collection.

(Yep. Paper. For reals! )

So, with that, meet today’s not-a-card project. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used a whole lot of the papers with this layout, which I actually made for the Lawn Fawn booth for CHA. The picture is a couple of my buddies and me during one of our photo booth adventures. It’s what we do when we hang out. (Wink!)

The letter stickers are from Lawn Fawn, as are the letter stamps (Smitty’s ABCs) and camera stamp (Say Cheese, Too).

Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog to see more projects made by the Fawny Girls with the new paper collection. Oh yeah, and comment over there, too, because Kelly keeps giving away stuff! That Kelly. She’s a good egg.

See you again soon!

February Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

It’s Pep Rally week, and the Paper Smooches gang is here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on February 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new January stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Friday, January 27th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, January 28th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Van Laar

Kryssi Ng

Laurie Schmidlin

Teri (<—- Yep. You are here.)

To increase your chances of winning:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post

2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop

3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop

4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

So enough talk about the hop.

Meet the card I made for the hop and today's card.

I used the new Eco Friendly set. Every single image here is from the stamp set.

I just love the saying. It totally made me laugh.

That’s all for now. See you again soon.

Go-to Challenge: A Muse Studio

Hi all!

It’s Go-to Gal challenge time. It’s been awhile, but we are back with another challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

In honor of the new Stamp It! 3 Ways special issue from Paper Crafts magazine, we decided to challenge each other to make something with stamps. Specifically, something with stamps from A Muse Studio.

Here’s what I worked up.

Simple and easy.

All stamped images are from A Muse.

The twine is some of the new Shore twine from The Twinery.

Check out the blogs of Julie, Jennifer, Betsy, Windy and Kim to see what they worked up.

See you again soon.

GCD Studios theme: Time to Give Thanks

Hello all!
This is a post I created for GCD Studios and decided to share it here, too.

Have you thanked the people in your life who matter lately?

Well, Fall and Thanksgiving always puts me in the mood to say thanks to those who have been there for me through thick and thin. I’d be lost without those special folks.

So I decided that the best way to show them that I appreciate them was to make a few special thank you cards.

To get started, I turned this photo for some color inspiration.

I have to admit that green and blue aren’t colors I normally associate with Fall and Thanksgiving, but I felt they would work great for this project.

The first card I made was this Grateful card.

I used papers from GCD Studios’ Soul Food, Great Outdoors and Material Girls collections. I cut them in small pieces to try to mimic the look of the quilt.

I also wanted to give the card a little texture so I distressed the chipboard letters with my scissors.

The second card I made was this Thankful 4 U card.

I used the same patterned papers for this card as the last. But I also added a piece from Animal Crackers for Boys collection.